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Johnson Junior High School

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Posted August 12, 2014

Johnson Jr High School has many good points. It gets a bad reputation from being on the south side of Cheyenne. I've had two children attend and both enjoyed it for the most part. There are a few bad teachers, but you will find that at most schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This school does not support student with learning and attention issues. It has been an ongoing battle to get my son's needs met. He entered this school with his disability diagnosed prior. They have been ineffective in their treatment. He has not received services at this school. I have been treated with the same disdain that my son has been treated with. I have spoken to other parents to find out if my son was the only one impacted by this. I was surprised to find out the number of students who are being home schooled due to a lack of concern and support from this school. I would not recommend any parent sending their child with learning or attention issues to this school. This school needs an overall in meeting the needs of special education students in general. They have not met AYP in years. The concern level from the school's administration is nonexistent. The State of Wyoming reimburses school districts at 100% to educate and meet the needs of students with disabilities. With all these resources, one would think that they would be more willing to meet the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

As a parent of a special needs child with an IEP, I am very disappointed. I've never been treated so poorly in my life and they have no desire to help my daughter or make any efforts to help her succeed. It's been a really terrible year and I've given up all hope. I've had my daughters doctors even call the school district, still no help. It's in your best interest to drive your kids to Carey instead, they seem to actually care about the students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Great school with great staff and great students. I think parents would be pleasantly surprised by the education their children could receive from this school. surprised by the education their children could receive from this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2009

although Im only in 7th grade and today was my first day of school, it was amazing. I was so nervous about going to jh. I heard so many storys about johnson. I dont have one bad kid in my class. I have the most amazing teachers I have ever had. they dont give up and scream at you they talk in a tone as if you didnt get in trouble. I noticed the teachers that give respect to there students they get a lot of respect. I have to say I love johnson
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

Johnson really gets a bad rap but does a nice job with the kids. Becuase the rest of the town is so negative towards Johnson, the kids feel they are 'bad kids' and have no hope. However, we have always had good experiences with teachers who really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Its the best school ever and its not at all what people think it is
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

Excellent staff committed to ensuring education for all students. Staff participates in many professional development opportunities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2007

A school's ability to be successful relies on three things, the students desire to learn, the parents' encouragement of their children, and the ability of the teacher to meet student needs and to challenge them accordingly. Test scores do not accurately reflect the strength of any one of these areas, but does reflect a need for improved colaboration between the three parties mentiond above. Johnson is filled with wonderful teachers, and many of its students and parents want the students to be successful. When it comes to testing, what hurts Johnson is its diverse population, but as a teacher, a diverse population keeps teaching interesting and fun!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2005

Johnson Junior Highis a great school. Both of my children have enjoyed attending Johnson. They now have moved on to high school and are doing very well. I think the teachers work very hard at Johnson to help meet the instructional needs of a very diverse population of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

My sister and I both attended Johnson Jr. High and. It. Rocks. We had teacher support, a wide student variety, and plenty of class differentiation. My sister and I are both now in honors programs and I am on my way to a fully sponsored trip to Europe for 21 days. We found this school to be exciting and awesome. Johnson was recently chosen out of fifty schools to be a NASA Explorer School, complete with funding. We both agree it is a good school to send your children to.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2004

My son attended Johnson Jr. High from 1999-2001. We found the acamedic program to be sufficient at the time. We have recently moved away and our daughter would have attended Johnson. We were astonished to learn from friends attending the school this year that Johnson has failed to meet certain academic standards for the past few years and families could look into attending other schools should they choose. Kids who are: bus/free and reduced lunch/ or at-risk would have priority due to limited availability. I am glad that we do not contend with this. I feel bad for parents who only want the best eduation for their children, but who don't meet the guidelines to go to a better school. Just what kind of message is this sending to our children?
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male66%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted59%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant44%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted44%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted57%

Science

All Students24%
Female22%
Male25%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities<=5%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 80%
Hispanic 34% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1236 West Allison Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82007
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